Windows Server 2012 R2 is a server operating system from Microsoft. It was published on May 31st of 2013. It contains many substantial changes over it predecessor, and substantially streamlines the number of available versions, which are down to four: Foundation, Essentials, Standard and Datacenter.

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One-way connectivity on DC

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 server as a domain controller and DNS server for the AD-integrated domain. Using the server's IP, the server can be pinged, the default IIS website can be accessed, ...
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Batch import local user in Windows Server 2012 R2 with a CSV file

I've got a Windows Server 2012 r2 without domain and active users. No Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) are installed and no Csvde command. Is there a way to import users from a csv file ? ...
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work folders access denied

I set up work folders in my organization and that was fine until last week. now I have some issue. One of my clients' works fine but mine and the others' can't access to work folders. I have admin ...
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Do I need RD Gateway for one Windows server?

I am running one Windows Server on EC2 and have 6 users who will be using remote desktop to login to it and work remotely. Is native RDP security sufficient for this or is it critical to ...
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What is the correct method of reverting a Group Policy Object?

As I discover the nuances of Group Policy I haved learned that deleting a GPO does not reverse the changes that were effected by a GPO and those changes remain tattooed (a nice description that I read ...
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Database locks up with READ_COMMITTED_SNAPSHOT ON after upgrade to SQL 2014

Since we migrated our database from SQL Server 2005 to SQL 2014, we're experiencing repetitive locks in the database. We used to have very few locks in SQL 2005. The READ_COMMITTED_SNAPSHOT is ON in ...
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Windows update Microsoft.NET Framework 4.6.1 for Windows Server 2012 R2

I have a Windows 2012 server where I am getting this update as an important update. "Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1 for Windows Server 2012 R2 for x64 (KB3102467)". I have a .NET MVC application on ...
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How do I migrate V2 roaming user profiles to V5 on Active Directory?

We recently switched from Windows 7 to Windows 10 clients, now I want to migrate the .V2 profiles to .V5. The USMT seems to work only for local accounts. It seems wrong to me to just copy/rename the ...
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how to find the number of members in a Windows IP multicast

I am able to find multicast groups by using this in Command Prompt (I found this at serverfault How do I know if IP Multicasting is enabled on my network in Windows?). netsh interface ip show joins ...
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PXE boot to diskless thin client

I am trying to revive a school's computer lab. The lab's original sponsors discontinued their services and donated all the hardware to the school. The original setup was done on Ubuntu server that ...
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WSUS Sync Failure in the middle of synchronization

The WSUS sync with upstream server starts fine and all of a sudden fails in the middle of synchronization: Sync failed: IOException: Unable to read data from the transport connection: An existing ...
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How can I change the selected text highlight color in Server 2012 R2 without applying a high contrast theme?

Problem We have a few programs we run through RemoteApp in our organization. Upon testing them in Server 2012R2, some users have complained of very faint selected text highlights. I have also noticed ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 not printing from Task Scheduler

I have a script, written in Python, that generates a PDF document and prints it to network printer. When I execute that script through the cmd line or launch executable .cmd or .bat file, it works ...
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err: CONNECTION_RESET in Chrome on form post, but only from outside network

I started getting the following error when sending multi-part form posted data via ajax to a service on my website: net::ERR_CONNECTION_RESET This only happens when a certain combination of ...
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Hyper-V guest doesn't see the internet through external virtual switch

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials host with 1 NIC and I installed a Hyper-V guest of the same type (Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials). I added an external virtual switch (allowing management ...
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Windows Service Bus and Network Load Balancing

I'm looking to build an HA service bus farm, hopefully using Microsoft NLB on Windows Server 2012 R2, something like what is described here. In the output below 9354 belongs to ...
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How to fix issues with LetsEncrypt certificate chains on Windows Server?

I've been using LetsEncrypt to generate certificates for my sites on Windows 2012 R2 server. It worked great, until recently when I renewed the certificates. LetsEncrypt made a recent change where ...
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“The requested operation requires elevation” when trying to manage printers

Ok, so, I added a handful of people to the local Print Operators group (via an AD group) on a file/print server. I also manually added Print Operators AND the ad group to the security ACL for the ...
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window server 2012 r2 clustering - shared storage required or not

I just came to know that we can setup a 2 node window failover cluster without using shared storage (SAN) In that case, how does services running on 1 node failover to another when their data is not ...
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IIS 8 FTP - how do I find out failed user authentication (and client IP) in the log?

Hello this is a mystery for me. We have an FTP server in our company and some accounts are sometimes locked because of repeated logins with bad password. I am trying to search in the ftp logfile ...
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Strange NTFS Permissions issue on Windows Share + Win 8.1 Clients

Server 2012 R2 file server -- the share is exposed over a DFS namespace. I have a group called "share" that all the users are members of. This group has read/write access to the root of the DFS share ...
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DNS on subnet B returns IP of router NIC on subnet B to clients on subnet A

The setup: Local office space is called subnet A, this subnet is assigned the IP range between 10.0.0.40 and 10.0.0.254 with lower numbers reserved for static assignments. Subnet A contains a Windows ...
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Use Hyper-V Windows Server machine under Ubuntu

We've got a server running Windows Server 2012 r2 with two guests: another Win Server 2012 and Ubuntu Server. We have recently purchased a couple of Nvidia Titan X GPUs to accelerate deep-learning ...
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What is the meaning of FastSendRespondFailed?

The problem statement is the rate of RST=1 (in TCP packet) error is high (7% of all packets) in our server (Windows Server 2012 R2). We found that this error was in TCP Handshaking after sending ...
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List what changes we've made to Windows 2012 R2 server since a certain date?

Is there a way to get a list of Changes which have been made to a Windows 2012 Server, whether it is App install, IIS changes, registry changes, etc, etc?? Does it keep some kind of change audit? ...
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Hyper-v failover or replication in 2 node cluster

I'm trying to setup some form of a failover cluster between 2 hosts. I want to be able to have high availability on 2 of my VMs. It seems that some form of shared storage is required for this to work ...
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Exchange 2013 ECP ,Redirect loop with wildcard cert

Recently we were unable to log into ECP, after successful login we a re redirected to de login prompt, on our two Exchange servers and no configuration change were made, we are using a wildcart cert ...
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how to install apache tomcat service on windows server 2012 R2

I'm attempting to install apache-tomcat-6.0.20.exe on windows server 2012 R2. It is being installed on a default amazon aws windows server 2012 R2 image. I am using jre version ...
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Installing a Win Srv 2012 R2 Essentials in a Hyper-V VM onto a Win Srv 2012 R2 Essentials host

My task is to install a Win Srv 2012 R2 Essentials instance in a Hyper-V VM onto a Win Srv 2012 R2 Essentials host. I added an external virtual switch, and the VM connects to that. The host computer ...
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Saslauthd LDAP errors even though it seems to work [closed]

I have a subversion server (svnserve) setup on my Ubuntu. In my svnserve.conf I setup SASL authentication: .... [sasl] ### This option specifies whether you want to use the Cyrus SASL ### library ...
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Just completed a domain upgrade 2008 - 2012 R2. IP Address show Unknown for domain controllers on Name Servers tab in DNS in Reverse Lookup Zones

Is there anyway to automate updating all of the Reverse Lookup Zones without having to go through each one and click Edit - Resolve?
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What is causing the server name to be malformed when publishing a printer to AD?

I have a printer that exists as \\printserver01\printer For whatever reason, when I publish/add it to AD, part of the name gets cut off. For example, it becomes \\printserver0\printer When users go ...
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Can I mount an REFS Storage Space from Windows Server 2012 R2 in Windows 10?

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 Server with 3x 3TB drives in a 4.5TB Mirrored REFS Storage Space (which is mostly full) I would like to pull the drives out and migrate them to a Windows 10 Pro ...
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SMB2? Traffic Crashing Network Windows Server 2012 R2

I am running a network at a school. The server is running Windows Server 2012 R2. Out of the blue about a week ago, I started experiencing network issues. Examples: Can't log into roaming profile ...
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Manually Assigning Site Local IPv6 Multicast Address to DHCP Server

According to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPv6_address#Multicast_addresses, ff05::1:3 is a site local multicast address for All-dhcp-servers. Based on this, when I add the DHCP role to a Windows ...
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Assigning Prefix-Flexible Static IPv6 Addresses to Servers

Sometimes it's desirable to assign a server a static IPv6 addresses. Hand-configuring a static global unicast IPv6 address is one way to do this but necessitates manual updating any time the address ...
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installaling window server 2012 r2 - under partitioning disk option

during installation, i was prompted this screen below I realized if i click on new, there will be 2 partitions created, 1 for system reserved 1 for window installation and if i ignore all ...
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Forcing Certificate Auto-Reissue

Recently, I used AD Certificate Authority to automatically issue a remote desktop certificate to each client on the local domain. After the auto-issue, I realized that I failed to properly configure ...
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windows server on vmware resolution limit

Were using a vm-ware esxi-host on our local server that runs an instance of windows-server 2012-r2. Were remotely controlling over VNC or VMware Remote Console. We want set the server resolution to ...
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AWS Windows Server as Public Domain Controller

I'm trying to setup the public domain controller for our company. I've read thru some tips saying exposing Domain Controller in the public is an insane action and it's a big no-no, but our management ...
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Hardware performance penalty for Hyper-V Generation 2 VMs

I have the following configuration: Windows Server 2012 R2 OS installed on baremetal with Hyper-V. OS is installed on RAID1 850 PRO drives. Windows Server 2012 R2 Guest OS Generation 2 VM is located ...
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How to configure OCSP Stapling on Apache 2.4 on Windows?

I'm using Apache 2.4.18 and OpenSSL 1.0.1e. According with https://mozilla.github.io/server-side-tls/ssl-config-generator/ Into sugested configuration I received it, but I don't know how to ...
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How to verify if a Windows Server shutdown was complete on server hardware before UPS killed power?

Our Windows Server 2012 R2 machine just got its own UPS (APC Back-UPS RS 550G). I'm using the Windows release of apcupsd and since I would prefer if the UPS would turn off after shutdown I also added ...
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Move existing workload to windows 2012 R2 tiered storage, sizing

I have a Hyper-V host that has it's performance bound by the storage subsystem, which is a RAID 10 array. I'd like to add two SSD PCIe cards and use them to create a mirrored fast tier using Windows ...
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2012 R2 print server not showing file names on Event id 307

I'm having trouble logging detailed information on my print server. Operational logging is enabled and working. The event ID 307 displays information about the jobs printed, but instead of the file ...
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Specify DFS root server to connect for dfsutil commands

I need to create domain groups and then set permissions on a dfs path (e.g. : \DOMAIN\ROOT\path), from a management server (that is not DFS root server), with dsfutil property ACL grant My management ...
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Windows server 2012R2 Essentials - Remote desktop concurrent connections

Does Windows Server 2012R2 Essentials allow two concurrent remote desktop connections? As far as I understood, Standard version allows two connections, but I did not find precise informations about ...
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Granular Windows firewall rule control

Is there a way using group policy (or some other built in mechanism) to apply firewall rules in such a way that a subset of the rules are locked and cannot be changed or overridden, but another subset ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 and Visual Studio 2015 Community

So I'm trying to install Visual Studio 2015 Community on my Windows Server 2012 R2 box which will end up being a Jenkins build server. Attempting to do so gives an error saying that I need to install ...
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Windows Server 2012 Failover DHCP

I've been tasked with migrating from our current 50/50 scope resilient DHCP servers to new hot standby failover DHCP in Server 2012 R2. Built a test bed with the two DHCP server VMs and created a ...